Bellator Announce Full Bellator 229 Card
Bellator has announced the full card for this Friday’s Bellator 229 card, which goes down at The Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. The card features a stacked four fight main card and a total of nine prelims and post-lim contests.
The main event gets underway at 6pm local time and will be shown on Paramount Network in the US, and simulcast on DAZN. The main card will feature a 170-pound headliner, as former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) returns to action against Southern California’s own Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC).
Rounding out the stacked main card, fans will see a lightweight matchup pitting the always-exciting Saad Awad (23-11) against Brazil’s Goiti Yamauchi (23-4), the return of undefeated Keri Taylor Melendez (3-0) in a 118-pound contract weight bout against Mandy Polk (6-4) of Memphis, and an intriguing middleweight MMA clash between world-renowned kickboxer Joe Schilling (4-5) and Tony Johnson (8-2).
The prelims and post-lim card for Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin will be highlighted by appearances from notable Bellator veterans and prospects, including Johnny Eblen (5-0), Adel Altamimi (8-5), Hracho Darpinyan (17-8-2), Jordan Newman (1-0), Anatoly Tokov (28-2) and his brother Vladimir Tokov (3-0). Additionally, Southern California-based talents Joey Davis (5-0) and Guilherme “Bomba” (10-5) look to entertain their hometown crowd. Lastly, Bay Area-standouts, Derek Anderson (15-3, 1 NC) and Mauricio Alonso (13-7, 1 NC), make their return following lengthy hiatuses from the Bellator cage.
Full card for Bellator 229:
Globally on the Bellator Mobile App | DAZN 5pm Local Time:
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Adel Altamimi (8-5) vs. Salim Mukhidinov (6-3)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Anatoly Tokov (28-2) vs. Hracho Darpinyan (17-8-2)
Paramount Network & DAZN 6pm Local Time:
Welterweight Main Event: Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) vs. Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Saad Awad (23-11) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (23-4)
118-Pound Contract Weight Main Card Bout: Keri Taylor Melendez (3-0) vs. Mandy Polk (6-4)
Middleweight Main Card Bout: Joe Schilling (4-5) vs. Tony Johnson (8-2)
Globally on the Bellator Mobile App | DAZN at conclusion of main card:
Welterweight Post-Lim Bout: Derek Anderson (15-3, 1 NC) vs. Guilherme “Bomba” (10-5)
Welterweight Post-Lim Bout: Joey Davis (5-0) vs. Jeff Peterson (10-7)
Middleweight Post-Lim Bout: Johnny Eblen (5-0) vs. Mauricio Alonso (13-7, 1 NC)
Lightweight Post-Lim Bout: Vladimir Tokov (4-0) vs. Brandon Hastings (6-3)
Middleweight Post-Lim Bout: Jordan Newman (1-0) vs. Riley Miller (Pro Debut)
Lightweight Post-Lim Bout: Sunni Imhotep (2-0) vs. Kelvin Gentapanan (Pro Debut)
Featherweight Post-Lim Bout: Jay-Jay Wilson (3-0)vs. Jorge Juarez (4-1)